[Spambayes] Compatibility issues

dmccunney dennis.mccunney at gmail.com
Sun Mar 2 23:14:49 CET 2014

On Sun, Mar 2, 2014 at 2:01 PM, Robert Toler <rob at thetolerplace.com> wrote:

> I am interested in trying SpamBayes. I notice it doesn't list Outlook 2013
> so far and it indicates 64bit support is limited. I have Windows 7 Pro on a
> 64bit system with Outlook 2013. Are there any updates or suggestions for
> this combination?

It depends upon your Ofiice version.  If you are running a 32 bit
version of Office, SpamBayes ought to work.

It does have a caveat about *where* you install it:  It needs to be
someplace other than Program Files, like C:\SpamBayes.  Win Vista/7/8
have a more stringent permissions model, and if you install SpamBayes
in Program Files, it won't work because it won't have permission to
run.  Installed outside of Program Files it runs as expected.

If you are running 64 bit Office, SpamBayes won't work as an plugin.
SpamBayes is a 32 bit application, and you can't use a 32 bit plugin
in a 64 bit program.

Your option for SpamBayes with 64 bit Office is to install it as a
proxy server between your Internet connection and Outlook.  64 bit
Windows systems will run 32 bit programs, and SpamBayes will run
stand-alone.  It just won't work as a plugin.

(Getting SpamBatyes to work as a plugin in 64 bit Outlook would
require someone to rebuild it as a 64 bit application.  Thus far, no
one who can has volunteered to do it.)

> Rob Toler

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